• TSA Thinks it is not accountable to the public

    TSA is on the ultimate power trip lately. [via Gruber]

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  • Wired, really?

    Charlie Sorrel: It’s funny that the brand-new tablet market has already turned into a commodity race to the bottom. It’s netbooks 2.0, only with Android instead of Windows XP, and with touch-screens instead of keyboards. If we have learned anything from the iPad it’s that the operating system is the most important part, something that […]

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  • ‘Reasons to work’

    If you are in the U.S. you probably are not working today – that means that you are probably enjoying some family time. Either way you should read this an think about your job, why are you doing your job?

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  • Thanksgiving

    Today in the U.S. is Thanksgiving, forget the history of the holiday – I say we make our own geek history. Let us take today and say thanks for all those hard working, underpaid developers. Those guys that make great products and then give them away for free. Dropbox, Instapaper – these guys deserve a […]

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  • TSA and Constitutional Rights

    Just as I thought might be the case I did this search in the MyTSA iPhone app and TSA had no clue what I was going on about. Don’t worry I submitted that TSA add this.

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  • Meet Autobot

    From the site: AutoBot offers many security features, but doesn’t require you to buy a new car to get them. For example, if you are in an accident and your airbags deploy, AutoBot can automatically send text messages with your GPS location to 911 and family members. Or, what if your car gets stolen? With […]

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  • Thoughts on Diaspora

    It is no secret that I loathe Facebook, long time readers should know that I have been keeping a close eye on the Diaspora project, they seek to create a more open Facebook experience. I have been very excited for them to get this project going, right up and until this morning. This morning I […]

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  • TBR Goodies for Your iPhone

    I was a little bored yesterday with the snow slowing down western Washington, so I decided to finally make a new homescreen wallpaper for my iPhone. I made a TBR themed homescreen for my iPad a while back and really like it (not really ready to share that yet, needs a bit more tuning), but […]

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  • Adam Savage: TSA saw my junk, missed 12″ razor blades

    So they invade our privacy and our constitutional rights, and still they can’t catch a guy carrying 12″ razor blades through security? TSA should be really proud of strip searching that boy now.

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  • Beatles albums sales top 450,000 on iTunes

    James Robinson for The Guardian: EMI has sold more than 450,000 Beatles albums via Apple’s iTunes store in the seven days since the band’s entire back catalogue was made available to download digitally. The music company said 2 million Beatles singles have also been downloaded. An EMI insider hailed it as “a pretty amazing achievement”. […]

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  • T.J. Maxx Mystery Solved: A Marketing Strategy

    Called that.

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  • Gruber on the Limits of AirPlay

    Interesting why it doesn’t work with your home-shot videos. I don’t have an Apple TV to test this, but I would guess that Gruber is right: this feature was omitted to meet the November release of iOS 4.2.

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  • Bear Any Burden … (Don’t Touch My Junk Edition)

    Josh Marshall on the TSA porno-scanners and pat-downs: Various constitutional protections dispensed with? No problem. And if you think it’s a problem get in the line marked “Pansy Weak-Kneed Terror Lovers” not the line for “Real Americans”. They’ll process you’re application there.

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  • LOL: TSA You Are Funny

    Look at this headline, TSA is so cute with their stubbornness sometimes. [via and created by DF]

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  • Welcome Back Old Friend

    A hand written post for you today, click here to read it.

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  • ‘More Than Half Of You Will Be Checking Your Email Over The Holidays’

    I know I will be and I also know that it is futile to ask you not to. Instead let’s all make a pact that while we are sitting down to enjoy our Thanksgiving meals, or anytime we are sitting down to eat that we let our email accumulate unchecked. Deal?

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  • Reason and Logic Missing from TSA

    Amazing they also require backscatter machines to get back into the U.S. This needs to stop. Wake up Obama, this is absurd. Luckily this guy kept a cool head. Something of note is that every account of a police officer being involved that I have heard has stated how professional and logical the cops are. […]

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  • A Personal Demo from Steve Jobs to a 9 year-old

    David Sheff for Playboy: “But more revealing was the scene after the party. Well after the other guests had gone, Jobs stayed to tutor the boy on the fine points of using the Mac. Later, I asked him why he had seemed happier with the boy than with the two famous artists. His answer seemed […]

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  • AirPrint-compatible printers

    I recommend you buy none of these. Honestly you should wait.

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  • Ars reviews the Maylong M-150

    I stopped reading when Jacqui Cheng wrote this: And good luck with the stylus that came with the tablet, too—if you haven’t already lost it because there’s nowhere to store it, you’ll find that it’s not significantly better than using your finger. You still have to mash it into the screen a bit in order […]

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